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HoME IV - The Shapping of Middle-Earth


Quatrième de couverture

THE HISTORY OF MIDDLE-EARTH
Volume 4
CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN

In this fourth volume of The History of Middle-Earth, the shapping of the chronological and geographical structure of the legends of Middle-earth and Valinor is spread before us.

We are introduced to the hitherto unknown Ambarkanta or "Shape of the World", the only account ever given of the nature of the imagined Universe, accompanied by maps and diagrams of the world before and after the cataclysms of the War of the Gods and the Downfall of Númenor. The first map of Beleriand is also reproduced and discussed.

In The Annals of Valinor and The Annals of Beleriand we are shown how the chronology of the First Age was moulded; and the tale is told of Ælfwine, the Englishman who voyaged into the True West and come to Tol Eressea, the Lonely Isle, where he learned the ancient history of Elves and Men.

Also included are the original "Silmarillion" of 1926, and the Quenta Noldorinwa of 1930 - the only version of the myths and legends of the First Age that J.R.R. Tolkien completed to their end..

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Table des matières
  Foreword

1
I. PROSE FRAGMENTS FOLLOWING THE LOST TALES

3
II. THE EARLIEST "SILMARILLION"
Commentary

11
41
III. THE QUENTA
Commentary
Appendix 1 : Ælfwine's translation of the Quenta into Old English ; Old English equivalents of Elvish names
Appendix 2 : The Horns of Ylmir

76
166
205
213
IV. THE FIRST "SILMARILLION" MAP

219
V. THE AMBARKANTA
Commentary

235
241
VI. THE EARLIEST ANNALS OF VALINOR
Commentary
Appendix : Ælfwine's translations of the Annals of Valinor into Old English

262
274
281
VII. THE EARLIEST ANNALS OF BELERIAND
Commentary
Second version of the earliest Annals
Commentary
Appendix : Ælfwine's translation of the Annals of Beleriand into Old English

294
313
327
333
337

Index  
342